Assistant Professor Gallery Director / Studio Art (Tenure Track)
The Fort Lewis College Department of Art & Design invites applications for a new tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level starting in the fall semester of 2020.
M.F.A. in Studio Art
Excellent written and verbal skills
Demonstrated ability to work in an interdisciplinary, collaborative setting
Proven experience in museum, gallery, or arts administrative setting
Demonstrated knowledge of installation and transportation of works of art
Record of professional accomplishments relevant to the position
M.F.A. in three-dimensional focus
Ability to teach courses such as Ceramics, Sculpture, and 3D Design
Demonstrated curatorial experience
Successful record of grant writing and fundraising
Proven experience in marketing and public relations
Demonstrated experience working in a supervisory role
Two years or more of college level teaching experience
Gallery director responsibilities
Advance the gallery’s artistic and educational profile via an 8-month exhibition schedule developed in consultation with Art & Design faculty
Schedule receptions and artist events
Manage routine aspects of the gallery including budget, insurance, art transportation and artist contracts
Promote exhibitions and events via press releases, e-mail, social media, and the gallery page of the Art & Design website
Advance the profile of and opportunities for student interns
Pursue external funding, public and private, to supplement the gallery budget
Identify maintenance, safety, and accessibility issues and advise department chair on these matters
Expand campus and community engagement with gallery activities
Teach 2 courses per semester, 2 terms per year, one of which is a gallery management/professional practices class
The other taught course could be in the candidate’s area of expertise
Participate in college and departmental service and governance and contribute to other program responsibilities
Maintain own scholarly program
Act as a recruiting and retention agent for Fort Lewis College
Perform other duties as assigned
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that an employee can expect while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phone, and printers, light traffic).
Ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period of time.
About the Department
The Department of Art & Design is housed in a specially designed facility. Nine full-time faculty serve approximately 200 majors. The average student to faculty ratio is 20:1 for lower division courses and 12:1 in upper division courses. The Fort Lewis College Art Gallery brings regional and national art and design exhibitions to campus. The gallery is a critical part of academic programming providing students, faculty and community members with a venue that supports research, education and creative exploration.
Salary is $54,000 plus a comprehensive benefits package. Anticipated start date is August 2020.
A complete application packet includes:
Cover letter addressing interest and qualifications for position
Include details regarding how your course design and personal and professional experiences allow you to encourage a learning environment grounded in equity and inclusion. “How do you envision contributing to Fort Lewis College’s commitment to equity and inclusion?”
Names and contact information for three current, professional references